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Sarah Trembath Professorial Lecturer Department of Literature

MA, Howard University; BA, Temple University

Favorite Spot on Campus
Battelle Atrium
Book Currently Reading
Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond
Sarah Trembath is an editor, writer, and educator. She has been teaching since 1998 and joined the AU faculty in 2014. Her written work has appeared in Radical Teacher, the Santa Fe Writer’s Project Quarterly, the Rumpus, Everyday Feminism, Sally Hemings Dream zine, Azure literary journal, DCist, the Washington Independent Review of Books, 1455 Magazine, VoiceMale, and the Grace in Darkness anthology of DC women writers. She has written two books: It Was the Scarlet that Did It (poems, Moonstone Press, 2019) and This Past Was Waiting for Me (poetry and creative nonfiction, Lazuli Literary Group, in press). She was the 2019 recipient of the American Studies Association’s Gloria Anzaldúa Award for independent scholars for her social justice writing and teaching.

As an educator, Professor Trembath sees her purpose as helping students express critical thinking through writing. She is currently a Dean's DEI Fellow in the College of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Writing Studies Program/Library joint committee on information literacy, and a doctoral candidate in the School of Education's Leadership and Policy Program. Her dissertation research explores students' critical thinking around culturally biased historical narratives in K-12 educational materials. Through it, she conceives of a Critical Rhetoric and Composition framework that supports teachers of first-year college students in contributing to students' psychoeducational decolonization and conscientization through critical thinking.
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Spring 2023

  • AMST-330 Contemporary American Culture: Storytelling in America

  • WRT-101 College Writing Seminar

  • WRT-101 College Writing Seminar

Fall 2023

  • CORE-105 Complex Problems Seminar: Assessing Textbooks for Truth

  • WRT-100 College Writing

  • WRT-100 College Writing